Swifts - Black? 13,600' above Cloudripper, south of Bishop Pass

Observers: Todd Vogel
Email: toddatoutdoorlink.org
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Date: 07/11/2008
Time: 10:53 PM -0400


Saw and heard two suspected Black Swifts mid day on the 10th. They were dark, stocky, and flew with slow wing beats as compared to White Throated. I was able to watch them for a minute or so thru binos as they flew within sixty feet. They were clearly all dark underneath. Single note calls much different than White Throated. Kind of a nice change of pace from all the Grey Crowned Rosy Finches.... Not that I have anything against them....